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Shock death of ‘passionate’ headteacher

Tributes have been paid to a popular headteacher found dead at his home.

A quail.''pic credit Natural England

Booths ditches egg farm amid RSPCA probe into video footage

A controversial video posted online has sparked an investigation into conditions at a Fylde coast quail farm.

Drug user Craig Keogh who will be sentenced by a High Court judge at Birmingham Crown Court after he raped and murdered pensioner Jane Hings in a brutal attack at her home. Photo credit: Leicestershire Police/PA

Man jailed after raping and murdering 72-year-old Fleckney woman

A drug user who raped and murdered a pensioner during a burglary at her home has been jailed for life with a minimum term of 32 years.

Network Rail staff working on the tracks to Blackpool North

'Feeble' excuses for Blackpool rail delay slammed

Blackpool South MP Gordon Marsden has written to rail bosses to complain about the delay to the re-opening of Blackpool’s main railway line.

Shotglass  lead guitarist Mark Harding.

Rock covers from across the decades

The Friday Alternative returns to The Steamer in Fleetwood this Friday when the featured band are five piece Blackpool outfit Shotglass.

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Roland Dransfield have been hired to deal with public relations for Blackpool's piers

Blackpool piers hire PR team ahead of 150th anniversary

Roland Dransfield has been appointed by the Blackpool Pier Company to handle public relations.

Crown Court

Blackpool man claimed dead dad's pension

A bereaved former restaurant director who carried on claiming benefits and allowances - including a state pension - after his father's death has avoided an immediate jail term.

LWR wins 575,000 funding to expand. Pictured left to right are, Ian Waddington, corporate finance manager at MHA Moore and Smalley, Peter Rooney, investment manager with Mercia Fund Managers, Paul Mellor, from LWR, County Coun Michael Green and Andy Traynor from FW Capital

Fylde coast recycling firm gets £575,000 for expansion

A Fylde coast recycling business which takes household waste destined for landfill and turns it into fuel has secured funding for expansion.

Police are hunting for James Whitley

Manhunt underway for wanted sex offender James Whitley, 36, from Blackpool

A manhunt is underway for a wanted sex offender from Blackpool.

Mick Charnock

Sudden death of ‘great’ headteacher

Tributes have been paid to a popular headteacher found dead at his home.

Red Arrows Hawk jet

Red Arrows jet crashes after incident at RAF Valley

A Red Arrows jet has crashed after an incident at RAF Valley in north Wales, the Ministry of Defence has said.
Enuff Z'Enuff

REVIEW: Bullet Boys, Enuff Z’Enuff and Budderside, The Waterloo Music Bar, Blackpool

From the moment the first chord powered out we knew we were in for something a little bit special.

UK prison population highest in EU, report finds

UK prison population highest in EU, report finds

The UK has the highest prison population in the EU - with nearly 100,000 people locked up, according to a new report.

The car police wish to trace as part of an investigation into the stabbing of Elizabeth Hurley's nephew and another man in Wandsworth, London. Photo credit: Metropolitan Police/PA

Liz Hurley shares horror picture of nephew's wound after road rage stabbing

Actress Liz Hurley has tweeted a graphic picture of a knife wound suffered by her nephew as she appealed for help to find five men who tried to kidnap him in a road rage attack.
Personal trainer Mikey Moon from Fortitude Fitness in Poulton

PT tips: Start your mission to get your summer body now

With the recent cold snap, it might seem like summer and that beach holiday is miles away.

Tutors Ginette Ward and Debra Smith with the donated poppies'#TheGreatBTHKnit, launched last year, aims to receive handmade poppies for a unique art installation to mark the World War 1 Centenary.

Knitters and crocheters make poppies to mark centenary of the end of First World War

A milestone of 5,000 knitted poppies has been reached for a special commem-orative project.

Lucy-Mae Cain, from Warton, a student at Lytham Sixth Form College

Students get a taste of life as a paramedic

Students are being offered the chance to sample life as a paramedic in a new partnership between Lytham Sixth Form College and the North West Ambulance Service.

Jade Johnson with baby Poppy

Heart patient Jade’s greatest wish to have a baby is granted, thanks to medics at The Vic

Little baby Poppy, at just over a month old, is a really special gift for her family.

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Crown Court

Restraining order for ex after assault

A Fleetwood man has been banned from contacting his ex-girlfriend after he pushed her in a row over money.

Celebrations at the BIBASs

‘Shout loudly about your success’ says business support expert

Lancashire’s award-winning businesses must use their status to promote their goods and services, a business support expert has said.

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